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Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,753
Posted By AMAL
I put the TT stop on mine because I didn't like...

I put the TT stop on mine because I didn't like hearing the metal parts slap together when putting the bike on the center-stand and using the steering lock.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,375
Posted By AMAL
The center-stand will take the load off of your...

The center-stand will take the load off of your suspension. Some say that's a good idea, although I'm not familiar with any problems regarding that personally.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,157
Posted By AMAL
I have noticed that my brakes seem to require...

I have noticed that my brakes seem to require more input than before my recall-work. My rotors/pads were dry BTW. It was a nice fall day here in IL.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By AMAL
Congradulations on your aquisition! I'm not much...

Congradulations on your aquisition! I'm not much help with the windshield other than 'what not to buy.' Don't waste your money on the T extension. I now have a Ztechnik that is marginally better, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2006, 04:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,926
Posted By AMAL
Regarding shooters looking to make a few extra...

Regarding shooters looking to make a few extra bucks: It can be difficult. I shot several rolls (i.e., before digital was worthwhile) of a vintage motocross event in Glendale, AZ years ago. Several...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By AMAL
Beware of the steep and loose surfaces though. A...

Beware of the steep and loose surfaces though. A small amount of movement, and the inability to lock the wheels can create a runaway GS. Also; beware of a desent upon a steep sweeping turn upon a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2006, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By AMAL
I had that problem. I bought the cross-bar from...

I had that problem. I bought the cross-bar from Touratech. It worked! I like the old school dirt bike look anyway. It is a pretty good place to mount electronics (i.e., GPS) for me.

I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By AMAL
Your pump is bad, or your wiring is incorrect. If...

Your pump is bad, or your wiring is incorrect. If the fuse goes immediately before you plug anything in it, or as you plug in the compressor (w/o the compressor motor running); your wiring is bad. If...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2006, 12:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,806
Posted By AMAL
I was told (by my dealer) to wait until 6000...

I was told (by my dealer) to wait until 6000 miles before using synthetic in my 12GS. I didn't see that anywhere here.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,108
Posted By AMAL
What do you have on it for a windscreen? I like...

What do you have on it for a windscreen? I like it.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By AMAL
Slaniac- Maybe call a dealer and see if...

Slaniac-

Maybe call a dealer and see if they will expedite this for you. They get paid by BMW for this work and would probably welcome yours. Given the nature of the issue; it might be worth a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By AMAL
There is a forwarding second-owner's address form...

There is a forwarding second-owner's address form in the back of the warranty booklet. If it was sent in; you should get this information...especially if it is safety oriented. If the seller didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2006, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By AMAL
Convienience was my motive. Your time is worth...

Convienience was my motive. Your time is worth something. I could have made something, but chose not to use my time for that.

Well said!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By AMAL
Thanks again. I'm not in a hurry. I'll look...

Thanks again. I'm not in a hurry. I'll look around some. I may buy some pegs and fabricate my own mounts. I'm not really sure I want to do it actually. It would feel good for about 20% of my riding,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By AMAL
Not really, but what is the alternative? I was...

Not really, but what is the alternative? I was getting some metal-to-metal slap on the hard stop when I put my bike was on the center stand. I didn't like the sound of it. I saw that the wonderful...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By AMAL
Thanks for the pics! They look pretty good. I was...

Thanks for the pics! They look pretty good. I was thinking of something up a little higher on the radius area of the crash bars, although I'm not sure how you would attach them. I have put my feet up...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By AMAL
Eh? Highway Pegs On A 12GS With HB Bars?

Has anyone attached highway pegs to the crash bars on their GS?

Let's see some pics if you've got them.

Some modified Fastaways to compliment your Alpinestars Tech 8s would be trick!
It...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By AMAL
This is ludicrous. Your bike is a GS, not an...

This is ludicrous. Your bike is a GS, not an Orange County Chopper. The dealer may be right, but that doesn't make it so. The design is flawed...or perhaps the quality control in your case. This...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,622
Posted By AMAL
I didn't see anyone suggest counter-steering....

I didn't see anyone suggest counter-steering. Instead of just leaning into the wind (body-english); use a little input to your windward bar-end as well. Gently, and slowly, push the windward bar in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 21,298
Posted By AMAL
FWIW, BMW Rockford, IL is not available any...

FWIW, BMW Rockford, IL is not available any longer. They are out of business...not that they were anything to brag about anyway. Their ace mechanic was awesome though. He is now employed with Tag...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By AMAL
The bulletin to this bulletin regards the...

The bulletin to this bulletin regards the improper use of throttle:

"While stopped in traffic for any reason; the rider shall not under any circumstances blip the throttle and cause attention to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By AMAL
This thread was useful. It motivated me to take...

This thread was useful. It motivated me to take more interest in my oil changes.

I just did one last week. I decided to let some of the oil out and shoot for a mid-sightglass level. It was up to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2006, 09:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,108
Posted By AMAL
I don't know if liners for the 12GS system...

I don't know if liners for the 12GS system luggage count, but I haven't used them yet. Maybe someday. I'm sure I'll hang, stick, or bolt something useless on it someday. I've had the 05' for almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By AMAL
The manual for a 12GS states 4.2 quarts as the...

The manual for a 12GS states 4.2 quarts as the oil capacity. How much over that would you say could create problems? And, what problems would you expect? I'm guilty of overfilling occasionally, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2006, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By AMAL
I think an extreme but good example of this would...

I think an extreme but good example of this would be to look at an oval dirt-track bike, or speedway bike that gets sideways going into and out of a turn. 600cc and one-liter bikes counter-steer...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By AMAL
What is it that people don't like about the stock...

What is it that people don't like about the stock pegs? Plenty of people here have the Fastaways, but that's one feature I haven't seen the need to modify. I can see them on a dirt bike since your...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,689
Posted By AMAL
I have an 05' 12GS that was manufactured just...

I have an 05' 12GS that was manufactured just prior to my purchase in August, 04'. I only have 3700 miles on it, but it hasn't let me down yet. I've had the fuel pump cover O'ring replacement recall,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,732
Posted By AMAL
You are a Ski Instructor? I should think you took...

You are a Ski Instructor? I should think you took to dirt riding like a duck to water! I haven't been on the slopes for years, but I think there are some common skills and abilities that cross over...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,469
Posted By AMAL
Well, I was thinking it would be good to find...

Well, I was thinking it would be good to find someone willing to store your bike until you can return and resume your ride, or whatever. Although you are "homeless," you have family/friends to stay...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,469
Posted By AMAL
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,469
Posted By AMAL
A parts guy at a BMW dealership once referred to...

A parts guy at a BMW dealership once referred to a phone book that he carries with numbers he can pretty much call anywhere anytime if he has a problem while on the road. It had a name, but I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,774
Posted By AMAL
Curbs are rough on bulbs. :lol3

Curbs are rough on bulbs. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2006, 06:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,545
Posted By AMAL
I don't think a BMW dealership would allow or...

I don't think a BMW dealership would allow or encourage their service department to overlook something if it was needed. I suppose there are some mistakes that will be made, but I'm not worried. My...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,977
Posted By AMAL
I have both. I like the Roadcrafter for long...

I have both. I like the Roadcrafter for long distances and heavy traffic. I like to think a one-piece will help keep all of my body parts where they should be in the event of a bad spill.

For...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2006, 02:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,117
Posted By AMAL
I inquired about the firmware update when...

I inquired about the firmware update when scheduling my banjo-bolt, wiring lead sensor warranty visit. I asked about the firmware update. My dealer told me the firmware is a service bulletin, and not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,967
Posted By AMAL
:huh

:huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2006, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By AMAL
I talked to him today and the bike issue came up....

I talked to him today and the bike issue came up. He's keeping it. I told him I was glad that he was, but to keep it in the family if he doesn't. He said he will, but right now he likes walking...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By AMAL
I posted this in Gspot origionally. It was moved...

I posted this in Gspot origionally. It was moved here. Thanks for the numbers and the link!

Best Regards
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2006, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By AMAL
How Much Is A Standard 99' F650 Worth?

My brother has a 99' F650 that he has thought about selling from time-to-time. He doesn't ride it and needs the room in his home that it's occupying. It isn't about needing the money. He bought it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,405
Posted By AMAL
Thanks!

Thanks!
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